2020 Honda Accord vs 2020 Kia Optima

Looking for a new sedan, but can’t narrow down your search? To educate sedan shoppers who can’t decide between the 2020 Honda Accord vs the 2020 Kia Optima, we’ve compared the base trims of each vehicle. The 2020 Honda Accord is offered in LX, Sport, EX, EX-L and Touring trims, while the 2020 Kia Optima can be found in LX, S, EX, EX Premium and SX trims.

The 2020 Honda Accord LX outperforms the 2020 Kia Optima LX. The standard powertrain inside the 2020 Accord LX is a turbocharged, four-cylinder, 1.5-liter engine with 192 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque. The 2020 Optima LX utilizes a weaker, 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine with 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque.

2020 Honda Accord LX


2020 Kia Optima LX

192 hp Standard Horsepower 185 hp
192 lb.-ft. Standard Torque 178 lb.-ft.
16.7 cu.ft. Standard Cargo Capacity 15.9 cu.ft.
7 Exterior Color Options 6

2020 Honda Accord Storage & Colors

Comparing the cabins of the 2020 Honda Accord and the 2020 Kia Optima LX reveals that the 2020 Accord offers more interior storage space than its Kia competitor. The 2020 Accord LX has a cargo capacity of 16.7 cubic feet, while the 2020 Optima LX has 15.9 cubic feet of dedicated cargo space. 

There are seven exterior color options available for the 2020 Honda Accord LX: Radiant Red Metallic, Obsidian Blue Pearl, Platinum White Pearl, Champagne Frost Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic and Crystal Black Pearl. The 2020 Kia Optima LX gives drivers less choices, only offering six exterior color options.

Available 2020 Honda Accord LX comfort and convenience features include: A tilt and telescopic steering column, one-touch turn indicators, a dual-zone automatic climate control system, power door locks, a cargo area light, a rear-window defroster, 12-volt power outlets, illuminated steering wheel-mounted controls, floor mats and side door pockets.

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A person putting a package in the back of a 2020 Honda Accord
A person putting a package inside a 2020 Honda Accord
2020 Honda Accord interior